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Have you noticed a strange noise coming from your kitchen lately? Have you been able to pinpoint it to your fridge? This can be an incredibly concerning and irritating problem to deal with, especially if you don’t know why the fridge is making those sounds. Below are some of the sounds your fridge might be making and why.


If it sounds like your fridge is vibrating when you walk up to it, it may be because it is not level. Adjusting the legs or putting something under it to make it level could get rid of this sound.

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This sound could be caused by things on top of the refrigerator that are being moved or by the water lines hitting the side of the appliance. To figure out which one is making the noise, conduct some experiments. If you remove the stuff from the top of the fridge and the noise stops, problem solved. If not, then it might be the hoses, and those might have to be repositioned.

Whirring or Squealing

If this sound is loud and seems to be coming from the back of the fridge, it may be the compressor, condenser fan, or the defrost timer.

If it’s coming from the condenser, it could mean that the panel that covers this part is coated in dust or other debris. If after cleaning this the noise continues, it may be a sign that the motor needs to be replaced.

If the defrost timer is the source of the sound, it will have to be replaced. The same is true if the sound is coming from the compressor. Because this last repair can be incredibly expensive, you’ll have to decide if it’s worth replacing the part or looking into getting a whole new fridge.

The sounds from your fridge can come from a variety of sources. Some of them aren’t major, but all of them should be inspected and repaired—if necessary. Talking to a professional residential refrigerator repair service is the best way to find the exact cause of the noise and get it quieted.

Contact Hi-Tech Appliance for your fridge service needs!

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